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Key Facts

Full name
George Anderson

Known as
George Anderson

Born
3 June 1885

Died
19 June 1958 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 26y 0d
Last game: 32y 111d

Height and weight
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Senior clubs
Collingwood

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 1

George Anderson

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CollingwoodV/AFL1911-191710480.0860%0
Total1911-191710480.0860%0

AFL: 1,785th player to appear, 2,261st most games played, 5,266th most goals kickedCollingwood: 177th player to appear, 173rd most games played, 466th most goals kicked

“George Anderson, the ex-Collingwood champion, was the greatest left and right foot kick that I have ever seen. He was also one of the fastest men in football boots."¹

A blond-haired defender renowned for his penchant for going on long, weaving forward forays, George Anderson gave solid, consistent service to Collingwood in 104 VFL games between 1911 and 1917. He kicked eight goals. His last game for the Magpies was their 1917 challenge final defeat of Fitzroy in which he was listed high among the victors' best players.

Author - John Devaney

Footnotes

1. Dan Minogue, quoted in “Daily Advertiser”, 30/7/37, page 2.

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; The Complete Book of VFL Finals by Graeme Atkinson, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.